Firstly, I am a huge fan of The Killers, and have played 'Hot Fuss' and 'Sam's Town' to death over the years, but their third studio album just wasn't of the same standard.
That's not to say it's a bad album - it isn't! It fact, I bought 'Day & Age' after becoming addicted to the single 'Human' - one of my favourite songs at the time (reminds me of college) and a great hit. Also, top marks for 'A Dustland Fairytale', where Brandon Flowers describes how his parents fell in love.
My other favourite songs are 'Spaceman', 'The World That We Live In' and 'Neon Tiger'. Whilst I don't think there anywhere near as strong as the likes of 'Sam's Town', 'Bones', 'Mr Brightside', or album only highlights like 'On Top' and 'Uncle Johnny', I do still like them.
The rest of the album's tracks have never made any impact on me (I regard some of them as B side material at best), hence the three stars. If it had been cut down to EP size and contained the good stuff only, I would have rated it five.
Having said that, the aforementioned tracks remind me of good times, even if none of the others quite made the same impression on me as 'Human'. 'Day & Age' will never be of the same standard (or, I imagine, thought of as highly) as the first two albums, but as it has been available since 2008, it is now very cheaply priced, and well worth it for 'Human' alone.